Here is a plan that I like to use when I go with friends who just want to focus on the rides. I will warn you that it is A LOT of walking back and forth. If it’s your first time to DisneySea it’ll be a good idea to look over the park map and get a general idea of where the main attractions are. This plan is based on the crowds of a semi-busy Sunday that opens at 8:00 and closes at 22:00. I used the Fastpass return times from September 28th, 2014.

This is a core plan to get you to the main attractions. Please use this plan as a base and slot in meals, shows, and other rides around the attractions on the chart. Later on I’ll be posting a park report of what a full day at DisneySea looks like for me so you can use it as a reference.

This plan is made with the intention of being in front of the gate about an hour and a half before the park opens.

FP = Fastpass / SB = Standby

Attractions with short wait times after 8 PM:
Storm Rider
20,000 Leagues
Mermaid Lagoon Rides
Caravan Carousel
Jasmine’s Flying Carpets
Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage
Duffy Greeting Place

Suggested Shows:
A Table is Waiting
Big Band Beat


  1. Kenneth Havens
    November 23, 2015

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    Great resource, Abi! Thank you very much for putting this together. I have five-year-old twins, so the big rides are not an option now. Do you have any suggestions for a family of little ones? We are driving from Ibaraki so we usually get to the park about 10 or 11am.

  2. thia
    February 19, 2015

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    Hi and thanks for all the wonderful write-ups and photos! We’ll be at TDR April 5 – 11 and staying at the Miracosta. I’ve read we’ll have a “special” gate to enter the parks, do you happen to have a photo of this location? Also when following your plan (which sounds awesome!) what time should we be at the special location?

    • Abi
      February 21, 2015

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      The Miracosta gate is on the left side of the hotel (facing the entrance to the lobby) you’ll go down a flight of stairs and there should be a Miracosta hotel staff with a Happy 15 Entry sign. If you want to catch Toy Story Mania along with the above (since non of the other rides or fast passes are open during Happy 15, I would suggest that :D) maybe get to the gate 30 – 60 mins before opening.

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